Satisfy your sense of adventure and spiritual curiosity on this overland journey. From the capital of China, travel across the vast Tibetan Plateau, through remote villages and into the mountain kingdom of Nepal. Riding the world's highest railway all the way to Lhasa, witness the intense spirituality of the Tibetan people in remote monasteries, high mountain passes, traditional homes and colourful marketplaces along the way. Immerse yourself in atmospheric monastic rituals and marvel at the might of Mt Everest on this extraordinary journey.
TRIP CHANGES FOR 2016:
As a result of the Nepal earthquake that occurred in April 2015, the Kathmandu-Tibet highway near Lamosanghu remains closed. Unfortunately word from our local suppliers and authorities is that this road will remain closed for the majority of the 2016 season. This means that no overland travel between these two countries is possible in 2016. All CBST trips will be re-routed to fly between Lhasa to Kathmandu resulting in a increase in cost. Trip Notes have been updated to reflect the new itinerary. Changes in flight scheduled throughout the year have lead to some adjustments of which day of the trip we fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu. From 1st August we will arrive in Kathmandu on Day 16 of the trip.
TRIP CHANGES FOR 2017:
From 1st January 2017 this trip will change due to the China/Nepal border remaining closed for the foreseeable future. In order to be able to plan consistent itineraries for 2017 we will end the trip in Chengdu, where there are many international connections, replacing the need to fly to Kathmandu. We will also remove one day in Lhasa leaving us with 4 nights in this location. More details will be published in coming months, with the new itinerary outlined below:
2 Overnight Train
3 Overnight Train
12 Everest Base Camp
15 Chengdu (Flight Lhasa to Chengdu)
The new code and name for this trip will be CBSC Tibetan Adventure
Experience one of the world’s greatest train journeys – the railway to the roof of the world, crossing incredibly mountainous and remote terrain
Like everything it does, China’s ancient history is on an epic scale – see it first-hand with hours to explore the Great Wall
Explore Lhasa, from the architectural wonder of the former home of the Dalai Lama to the incredible atmosphere of the pilgrim-filled Jokhang Temple, the holiest in the Tibetan Buddhist world
Every drive in Tibet seems more stunning that the last. Climb phenomenal passes, twist up thrilling peaks, and take in incredible views of skies and lakes, where the only way to tell their perfect blue apart is the towering mountains that separate them
Meet monks at temples and cliff-side monasteries where the scenery will quite literally leave you breathless
Stand in the shadow of the mightiest mountain of them all with a trip to Everest Base Camp